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Former Indian cricketer Tendulkar turns 42, today

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 09:06 GMT, Apr 24, 2015 |
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Mumbai Iconic former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar turns 42 today, 24th of April. It was just over 16 months ago that Tendulkar stepped out from cricket. His emotional farewell at the Wankhede Stadium here at the conclusion of the 2013 India-West Indies Test series is still fresh in his admirers’ mind.

Though the batting maestro has ended his on-field journey, he continues to attract attention with his insights and comments about the game that he adorned for nearly a quarter century. Tendulkar, whose autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’ was released to tremendous response in November last year, was the Brand Ambassador of the ICC World Cup held in the Antipodes in February-March.

Now a co-owner of Indian Super League football franchise Kerala Blasters, cricket’s most prolific run maker and compiler of a staggering 100 international hundreds will be in here tomorrow to celebrate his birthday, a day before MI’s next home game against Sun Risers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium.

Saturday’s match has been ear marked for Reliance Foundation’s Education For All initiative and is expected to be watched by Tendulkar and 28,000 children for whom the game has been earmarked.